The Internet? Bah! Article Written in 1995 on why the internet won’t work

After two decades online, I’m perplexed. It’s not that I haven’t had a gas of a good time on the Internet. I’ve met great people and even caught a hacker or two. But today, I’m uneasy about this most trendy and oversold community. Visionaries see a future of telecommuting workers, interactive libraries and multimedia classrooms. They speak of electronic town meetings and virtual communities. Commerce and business will shift from offices and malls to networks and modems. And the freedom of digital networks will make government more democratic.

Baloney. Do our computer pundits lack all common sense? The truth in no online database will replace your daily newspaper, no CD-ROM can take the place of a competent teacher and no computer network will change the way government works. Rest and The Source

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  • My, that’s a lot of words to eat! Such a shame they were printed words so he has to eat all that paper, instead of just pressing the “delete” button as we of the 21st Century are so used to.

    BTW, Newsweek’s website fails.

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